DUBBO MAYOR TRIES HIS HAND AT KARTING
Dubbo City Council Mayor Mathew Dickerson was the first driver on track for the opening round of the Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE this weekend.
Dickerson sampled the Lincoln County Raceway aboard a KA3 specification CRG kart powered by an IAME KA100 engine that will propel drivers to speeds in excess of 100 km/h.
“The kart I drove today is a lot faster than I’ve ever driven before, it had a lot of power and handle nicely but I was a bit of the pace of the top drivers that will be here this weekend,” said Dickerson.
“All of the drivers here are of the highest quality and with up to 44 drivers on track at a time the action will be sensational this weekend.”
After being trackside on Thursday as teams were setting up in preparation for the weekend’s action Dickerson was impressed with the Championship’s presence in the Central West region.
“It’s been quite a few years since we’ve hosted a round of the Australian Kart Championship here in Dubbo, so I encourage everyone to come out and check out the action,” said Dickerson.
“The Championship is a great boost for our economy. We are set up here in Dubbo to cater for a large number of visitors with 3,500 motel beds in the City and it’s great to see so many visitors coming into the region for the event.
“The circuit has been here for a number of years and the local Club does a fantastic job but it just puts that polish on top when you get great events like this coming to the region.”
Practice begins tomorrow ahead of qualifying on Saturday with the Championship finals on Sunday.
Live Timing will be available all across the event with Sunday’s action beamed live across the internet with a live stream on www.karting.net.au